We’ve joined vibes and forces with Redmond, the non-profit Amsterdam-based collective of intersectional feminists and on Sunday December 1 we’re co-hosting the exclusive preview of TransParent, a documentary film about the life of Shelley “Treasure” Hilliard. Hilliard, a 19 year old trans woman of color, was brutally murdered in Detroit. TransParent documents the aftermath and her mother’s struggle for justice for the murder of her daughter, but also celebrates Shelley’s life and what she meant to LGBTQI youth in Detroit and other communities of the city.
Location: OT301 (address: Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam)
Tickets: € 5
Facebook: Our FB-event page
Twitter: Please use #transparentdoc to join the conversation.
19:30h – Doors open
20:00h – 25 minute preview of TransParent
20:25h – Q&A with Natasha “T.” Miller
21:00h – Panel discussion with Dutch trans and queer activists
21:45h – Fin
The preview will be followed by a conversation with Detroit’s own Natasha “T” Miller, warrior poet and the producer of TransParent. Together with director dream hampton, T. Miller is working on the cinematic confrontation of what is described on their Kickstarter page as “a hate crime that wasn’t prosecuted as one.” The film and the conversation with T. Miller will explore how transphobia, race and class interacted to produce the violence that Shelley was a victim of , but also the strength of the LGBTQI community and other communities that Shelley and her mother belong to and their fight for justice after the murder.
After the conversation with T. Miller, we’ll host a paneldiscussion with Dutch trans and queer activists. How does transphobia manifest in the Netherlands and how does it affect trans communities here? How can feminists and others address address transphobia and cisgender privilege in their own communities? Those and other questions will be discussed by our Dutch panel with ample room for the audience to participate as well.
Natasha “T.” Miller on TransParent: “As a queer woman of color with a voice, and with a platform, I know that it’s important for me to tell stories of the forgotten, of the ignored, of the ones I call brothers and sisters. I am hoping that with your help, and with this film that we not only tell the story of Shelley, but also ignite a movement of storytellers that bring light to these types of stories that might not ever be considered important enough to be told, or important enough to keep being told. In advance, thank you for your contribution, you reading this, and being here is already a step in the direction that we are moving towards.”
To keep up with the latest developments regarding TransParent, please:
- check out http://transparentdoc.com/
- follow @Tmillerpoetry and @dreamhampton